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  • WuYang 1
    Founder, Chairman, and CEO

    Yang Wu founded Microvast in December 2006 and is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman.

    Mr. Wu is a very experienced entrepreneur with Microvast being his eighth successful business. Before he started Microvast, he has founded water purification business Omex Environmental Engineering in 2000. The Omex company was acquired by Dow Chemical in 2006, resulting in a 55 times return on investment in five years.

    Mr. Wu holds a Bachelor’s degree from Southwest Petroleum University.

  • Leon Zheng

    Leon Zheng was Chief Financial Officer of Microvast from 2010 to 2022. In this capacity he was in charge of all accounting, taxation and financial reporting activities. He was also heavily involved in the company’s financial and strategic planning, execution and capital market activities. He now serves as an advisor to the Company, in addition to serving as a director.

    Mr. Zheng started his career with Arthur Andersen LLP in 1997 before joining EisnerAmper LLP (Imowitz Konig LLP) in 2001. He then joined Quantum Energy Partners, a Houston based Private Equity firm in 2007.

    Mr. Zheng holds a M.S. in accounting from Texas A&M University at College Station and is a CPA & also CFA charter holder.

  • Steven Vogal 1

    Mr. Stephen A. Vogel is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Tuscan Holdings Corp. II, an Independent Director at NetSpend Holdings, Inc., a General Partner at Vogel Partners LLP, a Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Tuscan Holdings Corp. and an Independent Director at Microvast Holdings, Inc. He is on the Board of Directors at NetSpend Holdings, Inc. and Microvast Holdings, Inc.

    Mr. Vogel was previously employed as a President & Director by BPGIC International, a Member by Twelve Seas Sponsors I LLC, an Executive Chairman by Forum Merger Corp., a Chief Executive Officer by Grameen America, Inc., an Operating Partner by Tri-Artisan Capital Partners, a Partner by EnerTech Capital Partners, a Trustee by Lighthouse International, a Venture Partner by Entrecapital Partners LP, a Trustee by Montefiore Medical Center, a President & Chief Executive Officer by Synergy Gas Corp., a Trustee by Horace Mann School, a Chief Financial Officer & Director by Subversive Capital Acquisition Corp., and a Trustee by The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. He also served on the board at Microvast, Inc., NetSpend Corp. and National Propane Gas Association.

    He received his undergraduate degree from The Martin J. Whitman School of Management.

  • Director

    Yeelong Balladon was appointed to the Board as a Class III Director effective July 1, 2022. Ms. Balladon has served as an independent trustee of the board of Ashmore Funds since 2010 and as lead independent trustee since 2014. The Ashmore Funds is a registered U.S. mutual funds complex dedicated to investing in emerging markets. Ms. Balladon also previously served as a non-executive director of Pacnet Limited from 2008 to 2015 and Jasper Investments from 2011 to 2015. Ms. Balladon was an associate and subsequently a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, an international law firm, from 1982 to 1988 and from 1994 until her retirement in 2009. Ms. Balladon holds an LL.B. from the National University of Singapore and is legally professionally qualified in Singapore, England and Wales and the New York Bar.

  • Wei Ying 1

    Mr. Ying has been a director of Microvast since June 2017. Mr. Ying has been a managing partner and director of CDH Shanghai Dinghui Bai Fu Investment Management Co., Ltd. and some of its affiliates since December 2014. CDH Shanghai Dinghui Bai Fu Investment Management Co., Ltd. is a key investment manager entity under CDH Investment. Mr. Ying has been an independent non-executive director of CHTC Fong’s Industries Company Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange since September 2011, an independent non-executive director of Fountain Set (Holdings) Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange since January 2015, a director of Giant Network Group Co., Ltd., a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange since May 2016, an independent non-executive director of Zhongsheng Group Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange since December 2016, a director of Beijing East Environment Energy Technology Co., Ltd., a company listed on The National Equities Exchange and Quotations, since July 2017, a director of Yunji Inc., a company listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market since February 2018, and a director of Sinocelltech Group Limited, a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange since February 2019.

    Mr. Ying has also been a director of Guolian Industry Investment Fund Management (Beijing) Co., Ltd. since February 2014, a director of Huaian Yuchu Transportation Co., Ltd. since August 2016, a director of Zhejiang Liji Electronics Co., Ltd. since December 2020, a director of Ane (Cayman) Inc. and its affiliates since August 2016, a director of Ningbo Dingcheng Investment Management Co., Ltd. since March 2018, a director of Shenzhen Tajirui Biomedical Co., Ltd. since July 2018, a director of Ningbo Dingyi Asset Management Co., Ltd. since October 2015, and a director of Shanghai Jiexin VC Investment Management Co., Ltd. since January 2017.

    Mr. Ying has a Bachelor’s Degree in economics from Zheijiang Gongshang University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of San Francisco School of Management.

  • Stanley Whittingham

    Stanley Whittingham is currently a distinguished professor of chemistry and director at Binghampton University. M. Stanley Whittingham’s research interest and expertise includes elucidation of the limiting mechanisms, chemical and structural, of intercalation reactions using a variety of synthetic and characterization approaches, both in-situ and ex-situ. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2019 for his work with lithium ion batteries.

    He obtained his Ph.D in Chemistry, his Master of Arts and his Bachelor of Arts degrees from, Oxford University.

  • Arthur Wong 1

    Mr. Wong currently serves as an independent director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE: DQ), Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) and Maple Leaf Educational Systems Limited (HKSE: 1317). From March 2020 to March 2022, Mr. Wong served as an independent director of Tarena International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TEDU). From 2008 to 2018, Mr. Wong served as the Chief Financial Officer for Asia New-Energy, Nobao Renewable Energy, GreenTree Inns Hotel Management Group and Beijing Radio Cultural Transmission Company Limited sequentially. From 1982 to 2008, Mr. Wong worked for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, in Hong Kong, San Jose and Beijing over various periods of time, with his last position as a partner in the Beijing office.

    Mr. Wong received a bachelor’s degree in applied economics from the University of San Francisco and a higher diploma of accountancy from Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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